Saturday 21 October, 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Sunday 22 October, 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Hailed as one of the most gifted jazz trumpeters of her generation, Canadian Ingrid Jensen takes over The JazzLab for two nights of musical alchemy.
Showcasing her abundant technical facility, the Vancouver-based trumpeter, composer and bandleader draws from an eclectic blend of influences ranging from traditional and classical jazz to American folk and avant-garde. Described by The New York Times as “a trumpeter who’s as versatile as she is vigorous,” Jensen has developed a tone that is at once lustrous, contemplative and deeply nuanced, with NPR’s Marian McPartland stating: “[She] plays trumpet and flugelhorn with all the brilliance and fire of a true virtuoso.”
Over recent years, Jensen has served as the artist-in-residence at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival, performed on Saturday Night Live, worked as an integral member of the Blue Note supergroup Artemis, and received the honour of Jazz Journalists Trumpeter-of-the-Year.